June Natural Dye Workshop: Reds
$ 150.00
  • June 24th, 2017 from 9:30am - 4:30pm at Nutmeg Fibers Dye Studio

There is a seemingly endless source of red dyestuffs to be found in nature. This first in our summertime Natural Dye Workshop Series focuses on the various shades of red than can be achieved with natural dyes. We'll be using madder root, cochineal, quebracho, sumac and more to transform wool into various shades of red, plum, fuschia, rust...the list goes on. In this all-day workshop, you'll learn the effects that different mordants have on fiber, as well as how to achieve the most saturated colors with your chosen dyes. We'll gather together in the morning, over coffee and a breakfast from Nashville's Sweet 16th Bakery, and learn about various dye techniques. The rest of the day will be spent dyeing your fibers, with a delicious lunch break, provided by Baja Burrito, in the middle. Every student will leave with their dyed fibers, plus a dye set all their own so they can continue to learn and explore natural dyes once they get home. We hope you'll join us for this fun day of learning and dyeing. Ages 18+ only. 

Included in the price of this workshop are: 

  • 5 skeins of worsted weight,100% US Merino wool
  • Breakfast provided by Sweet 16th Bakery
  • Lunch provided by Baja Burrito
  • Personal Dye Kit including: 1-12qt enamel dyepot, 1 set stainless steel tongs, 1 set of natural red dyestuffs for at home use, a natural dye instruction booklet
  • all necessary supplies for workshop